Preparing for Procedure

If you are having Day Surgery, remember the following:

  • Have someone available to take you home, you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours
  • Do not drink or eat anything in the car on the trip home
  • The combination of anesthesia, food, and car motion can quite often cause nausea or vomiting. After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before trying to eat. Begin with a light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours
  • Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty in controlling the pain
Meet
Kristoffer R. West, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Spine Institute Of Arizone
  • aaos
  • North American spine society
  • American Medical Association
Office location

St. George Orthopedic Spine
617 E. Riverside Dr.
Suite 302
St. George, UT, 84790

Driving Directions

Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Phone: (435) 652-6024
Fax: (435) 652-6025

Email: [javascript protected email address]
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